An addiction to learning kept me at university for many years, poor but happy, where I gathered degrees in arts, law and public policy. I put these to use for government, writing policy, briefings, budget papers and a thousand entertaining emails.
The siren call of higher education proved too sweet, drawing me back to hang out with kids half my age and learn how to text with two thumbs. And be a journalist.
I'm a hack for hire now, enjoying the fruits of my education and finding new markets for my skills. I write for print and online, pitching to magazines and small business - anywhere people value grammar, spelling, storytelling and a dry wit.